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Mrs. Harwood

Mrs. Harwood

Ms. Norman

Ms. Norman

Mrs. Campbell

Mrs. Campbell

The 2014-2015 school year has started with some changes and additions, but CTA Elementary is stronger than ever. We welcomed new teachers for third and fourth grade. Mrs. Kayla Campbell is our new amazing third grade teacher and Miss Kristi Norman is our new outstanding fourth grade teacher. We also have a long term substitute teacher for fifth grade, Mrs. Miranda Harwood, who is filling in for Mrs. Kate Norman while she is out on maternity leave. Our CTA family sends a big welcome to these teachers.

With these changes and additions, CTA Elementary has had a fantastic start to the 2014-2015 school year! We have wonderful returning and new students and families. This year is shaping-up to be one for the record books! As a school, we have decided to focus on four key features of our character education program this year: Be safe, be responsible, be respectful, and be accountable; the fourth key feature is new to us this year. All students and teachers have agreed to follow these traits when at school and beyond. To honor this pledge, each student and teacher signed the “WE ARE CHARGERS” board pictured below.

CTA-WeAreChargers

 

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CTA Calendar

October 18  Cross Country – Michigan Class “D” State Championship

 

October 18  1st Annual Harvest Festival – 3-6 pm (PA sponsored)

 

October 18  Harvest Festival Dance – 6-9 pm

 

October 21-23  Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all students and parents)

October 23  Wall of Honor Recognition – 2 pm CTA Auditorium

 

October 24  Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

October 30  Cross Country Banquet and Awards – 6 pm

 

November 3  Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting – 6 pm

 

November 7  Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

November 14  End of 1st Trimester (54 days)

 

November 21  Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

November 26-28  No School for Students and Staff (Thanksgiving Break)

 

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Artisan Craft Fair

Creative Technologies Academy 

  2nd Annual 

Artisan Craft Fair  

Saturday December 6, 2014 

Vendor space available for Artisan Crafters 

$25.00 for an 8’ table, or $40.00 for 2 tables.  

 Space is limited so hurry and reserve yours today!

All proceeds from vendor space rentals support school enrichment programs.

Please contact: Sherry Fisk for further information.

Phone: (231)937-4050

email: sdzssne@frontier.com

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Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

Creative Technologies Academy

8th Semi-Annual

Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

Monday, November 3, 2014

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Town Hall Meeting

(Child care provided)

 

  • A time for information and discussion of CTA policies and programs and issues that are important to your child’s education*
  • $100 gas card drawing

 

*CTA Administrators and Teachers will be available to answer any questions about the topics discussed, address any concerns of a general nature, and welcome any positive feedback on the school year to date.

 

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CTA Parent Association Donates $3,000 to Gymnasium Fund!

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The CTA Parent Association of 2013-14, under the leadership of April Hirsch and Amy Miner, donated $3,000 toward the CTA Gymnasium Fund. Mrs. Hirsch and Mrs. Miner are pictured with members of the 2014-15 Parent Association, Jen Fulkerson, Audrey Hoops, and Shannon Maier.

 

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Revised School Hours effective September 8, 2014

Start / Dismissal

Grades K-5: 7:50am /2:55 pm

Grades 6-12: 7:45 am / 3:06 pm

FlexTrac Grades 9-12

Session A (7:45am – 12:40pm + 2 self-scheduled hours)

Session B (9:51am – 2:45pm + 2 self-scheduled hours)

Dismissal Schedule for Early Release Days

Grades K-5: 12:55 pm

Grades 6-12: 1:00 pm

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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014-15

 

Mr. Andrew J. Willis – President

Mr. Kyle Bohl – Vice President

Mr. Stephen W. Phelps – Secretary

Mr. Shane Courbier – Treasurer

Mr. Eugene Burley 

Mr. Wallace Murphy 

Mr. Michael Tawney 

 

Board of Directors Regular Meeting Dates 2014-15

(Meetings are open to the public and are held at 3:30 pm in Room 302 of the CTA Administration Building)

August 13, 2014

September 24, 2014

October 15, 2014

November 19, 2014

January 21, 2015

February 18, 2015

March 18, 2015

April 15, 2015

May 20, 2015

June 17, 2015 (Organizational Meeting @ 3:30 pm; Regular Meeting @ 3:50 pm)

 

 

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CTA Calendar

 

 

September 18 Cross Country Fremont Invite

 

September 19 Picture Day – all grades

 

September 19 Grades 6-8 Back to School Kickoff for Parents and Students of Middle School – 6-9 pm

 

September 26 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

September 27 Cross Country Allendale Invite – 8:30 am

 

October 10 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

October 10 Cross Country – Montabella HS – 4 pm

 

October 18 Cross Country – Michigan Class “D” State Championship

October 18 1st Annual Harvest Festival – 3-6 pm (PA sponsored)

October 18 Harvest Festival Dance – 6-9 pm

 

October 21-23 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences  (required of all students and parents)

October 23 Wall of Honor Recognition – 2 pm – CTA Auditorium

 

October 24 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

October 27 Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting – 6:30 pm

 

October 30 Cross Country Banquet and Awards – 6 pm

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Important Dates

K-12 Orientation and Open House - Tuesday, August 26, 5:30 PM – 8 PM

 

FlexTrac ORIENTATION - Thursday, August 21, 6 PM

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

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SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2014-15

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY

SCHOOL CALENDAR – 2014-15 

175 SCHOOL DAYS

 

Grades K-5: 7:50am – 3:11 pm/Grades 6-12: 7:45 am – 3:06 pm

FlexTrac Grades 9-12: Session A (7:45am – 12:40pm + 2 self-scheduled hours) OR Session B (9:51am – 2:45pm + 2 self-scheduled hours)

 

August 21 FlexTrac Only Parent/Student Orientation – 6 PM

August 26 Traditional Orientation & Open House (K-12) – 5:30 – 8:00 PM

September 2 First Day of School

September 12 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

September 26 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

October 10 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

October 21-23 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all students and parents)

October 24 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

October 27 Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

November 7 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

November 14 End of 1st Trimester (54 days)

November 21 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

November 26-28 No School for Students and Staff – Thanksgiving Break

December 12 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

December 19 Last Day before Winter break

December 22-Jan 2 No School for Students and Staff – Winter Break

January 5 Classes Resume

January 13-15 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all students and parents)

January 16 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

January 30 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

February 13 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

February 16-17 No School for Students and Staff – Mid-Winter Break

February 27 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

February 27 End of 2nd trimester (60 days)

March 13 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

March 27 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

 

April 3 No School for Students and Staff (possible weather make up day)

April 6-10 No School for Students and Staff – Spring Break

April 17 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

April 21-23 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all students and parents)

April 27 Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

May 1 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

May 15 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

May 22 No School for Students and Staff (possible weather make up day)

May 25 No School for Students and Staff – Memorial Recess

May 29 Graduation – 7 pm

June 3-4 High School Exams

June 4 Last Day of School – End of 3rd Trimester (61 days)

June 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Possible make up days for inclement weather

 

NOTICE OF OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2015-16:  

JANUARY 15, 2015 – FEBRUARY 15, 2015

 

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